We believe that Geography helps to provoke inquiry and provide answers to questions about natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as fostering an emotional connection to places so that they can better understand their place and position in it. 

The Geography curriculum is underpinned by three main concepts: Place; Scale; Space. Once these aspects are connected and understood, children can begin to form opinions built upon reasoned facts and begin to think critically about the world they live in and the world they want to build. Our curriculum uses the concrete and local to connect with and understand the abstract and global. Questions play an integral role in the development of learning as it enables pupils to express and teachers to identify misunderstandings and to also probe their thinking.



At Moss Hall, we develop children’s sense of connection and empathy to the world by including:

  • Graphicacy - an interpretation of images, maps and spatial thinking
  • Interaction - how conditions and processes explain features, distribution patterns and changes over time and space
  • Familiar - a return to the familiar to extend and consolidate the abstract concept
  • Truth - telling the story of the place



Sources & Fieldwork

At Moss Hall we use the following sources:

  • reading to learn
  • atlases
  • ordnance survey maps
  • census data
  • data gathered from the local environment




Physical & Human Geography

At Moss Hall, we break learning down explicitly into human and physical concepts.






At Moss Hall, we assess using a range of criteria, such as:

  • interpreting images
  • giving reasoned arguments for opinions
  • spatial thinking and map making
  • interpretation and presentation of data
  • explanation of how processes interact
  • description of a place and what it is like




Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1


School / Our local geography

London and other cities


Weather in the UK


Year 2



World (climate and weather link)


Sustainability & recycling

Year 3


London (Hampstead Heath)





Year 4


Extreme Earth



Blue Planet

Year 5




Rivers in the UK

The Amazon Rainforest

Year 6


Galapagos Islands



Race Around the UK